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Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 3

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:33am
CIDEHUS - Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades

Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 3
Contributions are welcome, for publication in the 3rd issue of Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies. Subject is free.
Articles must be sent to mfbarros@uevora.pt and tavim40@hotmail.com until April 31st, 2015.
For further information and text norms, see: http://www.hamsa.cidehus.uevora.pt/

Call for Papers MIDAS – issue 5 - Science and Art, SciArt: Museums, Laboratories, Scientists and Artists

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:30am
CIDEHUS - Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades

MIDAS – Museum Interdisciplinary Studies is launching a call for papers for issue 5 for publication in Spring 2015. This issue will include a thematic dossier under the theme "Science and Art, SciArt: Museums, Laboratories, Scientists and Artists" with Marta Agostinho, Pedro Casaleiro and Herwig Turk as guest editors.

Hamsa. Journal of Judaic and Islamic Studies, nº 2 - Purity and Impurity

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 10:26am
CIDEHUS - Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades

"Purity" and "Impurity" establish themselves as structural categories in both Islam and Judaism, embracing dimensions as diverse as the body, food, clothing and even space itself. The 2nd issue of the journal Hamsa will be devoted to this wide-ranging theme, seeking to obtain diachronic historical perspectives. To this effect, we aim to promote the analysis of interfaith relationships, in those instances where purity and impurity are projected in contacts with the Other. Those dimensions concern not only the minorities, but also affect Christianitas itself, through interiorization of these concepts and their application to minority communities (as is the case, for example, with limpeza de sangue - "cleanliness of blood").

Globalizing the American Revolution (Abstracts Due 1-Aug-2014) [REPOST}

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:58am
Maria O'Malley and Denys Van Renen/ University of Nebraska, Kearney

Call for Contributors to Edited Collection:

We invite chapter-length essays that analyze the American Revolution as a global phenomenon for a volume of essays; we are particularly interested in chapters that examine a range of texts and cultural practices from around the world. A major academic press has expressed strong interest in publishing the volume.

Intertexts and Intersections: Charting Anne Carson's Work (NeMLA, April 30-May 3, 2015, Toronto)

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 9:13am
Sarah Jensen / NeMLA 2015

What does it mean to produce writing that is 'arguably not poetry,' but to be one of Canada's preeminent poets? Can we situate Carson, who actively resists stable notions of place, space, and temporality, in a contemporary Canadian context? Even more, her work often thematizes dislocation and eruption in imaginative and interdisciplinary ways. In order to understand one of Canada's most important literary voices, we aim to examine the connections and disconnections Carson makes visible in her prolific and ever-growing body of work. This roundtable will consider papers that address Carson's work, especially in light of Red Doc> (2013).

Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 8:51am
Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics: Languages of Preaching in Anglo-Saxon England

The Death of God in Contemp Fiction (ALA Symp: God & the Amer Writer, TX, 2/26-28); due 9/15/14

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 10:36pm
Society for Contemporary Literature

The Society for Contemporary Literature, a group dedicated to the study of literature of the last 25 years, invites 300-word abstracts for presentations at the God & the American Writer Symposium of the American Literature Assoc. We encourage scholars to think broadly about culture and its relationship to the divine in contemporary literature.

SCMS 2015 panel CfP: "Screen Acting: Beyond Star Studies"

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 6:13pm
Dan Leberg / Concordia Unversity

SCMS 2015 CFP - "Screen Acting: Beyond Star Studies"

"The instance of acting is exertion of force, expressed with strength and fluency; the accomplishment of performance is eloquence, in passing, while discovering the exerted forces."
— Jörg Sternagel, Deborah Levitt, Dieter Mersch (2012)

This panel seeks papers that will consider acting and actors from the performer outwards, rather explain away screen performances as objects of semiotic intrigue.

NeMLA Roundtable: Literature, Debt, and Economies of the Negative

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 5:26pm
Kyle Wanberg, New York University

This roundtable discussion centers itself on the relation between economics and literature, via theoretical intervention. We are especially interested in thinking logics of debt, measurability, and accountability in literary works of world literature (or those that challenge, undermine, and otherwise interrupt these economic regimes). Our aim is to investigate authority of systems of value and their modes of subjecting and subjectification.

The Context Journal of Language, Literary & Cultural Studies (ISSN 2349-4948)

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 3:33pm
Kumar Wani, India

The Context (ISSN 2349-4948)

Call for Manuscripts for Volume 1 Issue 3

The Context (ISSN 2349-4948) is a peer-reviewed international e-journal of language, literary and cultural studies. It is published quarterly (January, April, July and October) in an open access domain. The journal aims to publish academic research in English produced by scholars who are interested in the areas such as:
Indian Literature in English, Comparative literature, Post colonial literature, Life narratives (Autobiographical writings), New Literature, Travel writings, Literature crossing cultural or national boundaries, new readings of canonical and historical literature.

[Update] (Final Deadline Extension, July 18th)--Screen Textures: Haptics, Tactility, and the Moving Image, October 17–18, 2014

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Monday, July 14, 2014 - 2:59pm
Film Studies Graduate Student Organization, University of Pittsburgh

UPDATE: Final submission deadline- Friday, July 18, 2014

UPDATE: Keynote by Eugenie Brinkema, Assistant Professor of Literature at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Brinkema teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include Film Theory; Violence and Representation; Embodiment and Affect; Critical Theory; Psychoanalysis and Continental Philosophy; Gender and Sexuality Studies. Brinkema is the author of The Forms of the Affects (Duke University Press, 2014).

"When verbal and visual representation is saturated, meanings seep into bodily and other dense, seemingly silent registers."
Laura Marks, The Skin of the Film


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